Cost & Planning Engineer
Workforce Group
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
5d ago

Our client is seeking a highly skilled cost and planning engineer whose role would be primarily to develop and maintain a cost control reporting system to detail actualand forecast costs on the projects / improvement initiatives based on the inputs from team members.

The duties of this role would include but not be limited to, maintaining cost control procedures, including change order / variation order registers, and coordinate project procedures, methods, and norms.

ACCOUNTABILITIES : Communicate cost progress, highlight concerns and issues to team membersReview suppliers and construction contractor’s bids during tender assessment and provide relevant tender clarification information to enable commitments to be made for current and future projects.

Integrate suppliers and construction contractor’s control system and cost schedule dependencies and feed into the overall budget and monitor their progress regularly.

Prepare and maintain resource plans and budget, cost forecasting / phasing and Earned Value for projects.Establish process to collect actual cost performance, condition and normalize data for future use, develop metrics and benchmarking information.

Establish process to store Cost, Estimate files accessible.Analyze progress and performance against budget Work Program, identify areas of cost overruns requiring corrective action, forecast completions and provide accurate and timely projects cost reportsCoordinate the preparation of the cost report as requiredAssists in developing risk registers, stakeholder mappingDrive Cost benchmarking against historical performance, industrynorms and established KPIs.

Establish Performance Measurement Baseline PMB cost, contract baseline and carry out contingency drawdown analysis of ongoing projects and provide management report analysis.

Develop benchmarking packages at appropriate level to check estimate results from top down versus both internal and external comparable data.

Provides input to Business Plan and annual budgets developmentPerform uncertainty analysis and sensitivities on cost estimates.

Manage reviews and audits of cost estimates.REQUIREMENTS : Relevant Degree and / or Certification as a Cost Estimator8 years experience in a lead cost estimating role both the front end and definition or execution phases of an opportunity or projectMust have been responsible for the establishment, maintenance, anddelivery of the cost estimating activity for a projectExcellent analytical, oral, and written communication skillsFully versed with Cost Estimating Tools.

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